# Candida Bowtell

About me

I am currently a Research Fellow at the University of Birmingham supported by a Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship on 'Large structures in hypergraphs'.

Prior to that I was a Research Fellow at the University of Warwick, working with Richard Montgomery.

I completed my DPhil (PhD) at the University of Oxford under the supervision of Peter Keevash.

My research interests lie in extremal and probabilistic combinatorics, with a particular focus on problems in extremal (hyper)graph theory.

## Papers

Matchings in multipartite hypergraphs (with Richard Mycroft).

Universality for transversal Hamilton cycles (with Patrick Morris, Yanitsa Pehova and Katherine Staden).

Proof of the Kohayakawa–Kreuter conjecture for the majority of cases (with Robert Hancock and Joseph Hyde).

The n-queens problem (with Peter Keevash).

A degree sequence strengthening of the vertex degree threshold for a perfect matching in 3-uniform hypergraphs (with Joseph Hyde), SIAM Journal on Discrete Mathematics, accepted.

Classification of Maximum Hittings by Large Families (with Richard Mycroft), Graphs and Combinatorics 36, 27–39 (2020).

## Talks

Upcoming

BCC, Queen Mary University of London, July 2024.

Graz combinatorics seminar, June 2024.

Matchings in multipartite hypergraphs:

2024 Colloquia in Combinatorics, London, May 2024.

Large rainbow structures in complete graphs:

Combinatorics Study Group, Queen Mary University of London, March 2023.

The n-queens problem:

Women in Mathematical Sciences' day, University of Warwick, May 2023.

Combinatorics Seminar, University of Warwick, October 2022.

Combinatorial Mathematics Society of Australasia Seminar, September 2022 (online).

Symposium Discrete Mathematics, Hamburg University of Technology, September 2022.

12th WOMBL 1-day meeting in additive combinatorics and analytic number theory, King's College London, September 2022.

RSA, Gniezno, August 2022.

BCC, Extremal combinatorics mini-symposium, University of Lancaster, July 2022.

Second Armenian Workshop on Graphs, Combinatorics, and Probability, July 2022.

7th Lake Michigan Workshop on Combinatorics and Graph Theory, University of Illinois at Chicago, May 2022.

ACiD Seminar, Durham University, February 2022.

Seminar on Combinatorics, Games and Optimisation, LSE, January 2022.

EPC Webinar, December 2021 (online).

Nachmittagsseminar der Gruppe Diskrete Mathematik, TU Ilmenau, December 2021 (online).

Combinatorics Seminar, University of Birmingham, December 2021 (hybrid).

Combinatorics Seminar, University of Oxford, November 2021.

Combinatorics Seminar, UCL, November 2021.

Discrete Seminar, Umeå University, November 2021 (online).

Physics and Probability Seminar, Harvard CMSA, October 2021 (online).

Chess puzzles: from recreational maths to fundamental mathematical structures, North meets South Colloquium, University of Oxford, December 2021 (hybrid).

Matchings in k-partite k-graphs:

SIAM - DM21, Extremal graph theory and combinatorics mini-symposium, Spokane, Washington, July 2021 (online).

BCC, Durham University, July 2021 (online).

Combinatorics Seminar, University of Bristol, December 2020 (online).

Maximum hittings by maximal left-compressed intersecting families:

DIMAP Seminar, University of Warwick, November 2019.

BCC, University of Birmingham, August 2019.

RSA, Zurich, July 2019.

25th Postgraduate Combinatorial Conference, London School of Economics, June 2018.

Intersecting set systems, Combinatorics Seminar, University of Birmingham, February 2015.

## Teaching

At the University of Warwick I lectured MA4J3 Graph Theory, alongside supervising students in final year dissertations and an undergraduate summer research project.

At the University of Birmingham I organised a reading course on 'Random Greedy Algorithms' and covered some first year lectures in Probability.

At the University of Oxford I was involved with several maths courses for the department and a subset of the colleges.

2020-2021:

Class and consultation tutor for 4th Year Probabilistic Combinatorics

Class tutor for 3rd Year Graph Theory

College and revision tutor for 2nd Year Probability

2019-2020:

Class and consultation tutor for 3rd Year Graph Theory

Class tutor for 4th Year Probabilistic Combinatorics

College tutor for 2nd Year Graph Theory

2018-2019:

College tutor for 1st Year Linear Algebra and Analysis

College and revision tutor for 2nd Year Graph Theory

2017-2018:

College and revision tutor for 1st Year Probability

TA for 3rd Year Graph Theory

TA for 4th Year Probabilistic Combinatorics